August 23, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The longest serving primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January on his 70th birthday, it was announced Aug. 23. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for 24 years, the last 14 of them as archbishop.
[Anglican Taonga] Archbishop Brown Turei has announced his intention to retire after more than 65 years in ordained ministry. He will resign as bishop of Tairawhiti at the end of this year, and as bishop of Aotearoa – leader of the Maori arm of the Anglican Church – from the end of March next year.
Turei says that it has been “the great privilege of my life to have served as a deacon, priest and bishop in this wonderful church. I am indebted to Christ, and to my wife,...
August 22, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 years in the post.
During the service in Bujumbura’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ntahoturi summarized the history and the...
[Anglican Communion News Service] A Church-of-England sponsored play about the plight of a refugee stuck in France while trying to reach the U.K. has been nominated for two prestigious awards. Several million people have made their way to Europe in recent years fleeing persecution and conflict in their homelands. More than half of them come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Some are trying to reach...
[Anglican Alliance] Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth.
The season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on Anglicans to join Christians worldwide and take part. In the video below he says, “The outcome of climate change is not potentially bad, it is potentially...
August 19, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá and Terena people have been violently evicted from their homes in the central western state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The vacated land is being used for agricultural businesses, including soya plantations and cattle raising. Now, Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil) is joining with other churches to in a coordinated ecumenical campaign to fight for the rights of indigenous peoples.
[Anglican Communion News Service] All Saints Cathedral in Juba was the setting for an ecumenical prayer service Aug. 18 organized by the South Sudan Council of Churches. Anglican Bishop of Rejaf Enoch Tombe Stephen welcomed the congregation on behalf of Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul, who was out of the country.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Myanmar are opposing the construction of the proposed Myitsone Dam, saying it will displace thousands of people. The developers – China Power Investment Corporation, the Burmese government’s ministry of electric power and the Asia World Company – intend to build the dam at the source of the Irrawaddy River, at the confluence of the Mali Hka and Nmai Hka rivers.
August 18, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops of the Church in Wales have joined other Christian leaders to challenge the media’s portrayal of refugees. “Stories of hate do not chime with the generous response we see in our communities,” they wrote in a letter addressed to editors.
August 17, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Wales is a country known for its love of music — from Welsh Male Voice Choirs to the likes of Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones — and it has also produced more than its fair share of well-known hymns. Now a vicar from the former coal-mining valley town of Rhondda in south Wales is trying to preserve the treasure of traditional Welsh hymns and the culture of hymn singing by giving their words a modern twist.